JOHN'S BLOG: TRAM TALK TODAY

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October 15, 2018

The past weekend sees realignment and restructuring of rail transport in south wales with the Government in Wales taking over responsibility from Westminster control (but not oversight).  The current franchise holder - Arriva Wales relinquishes its c...

October 13, 2018

No, not the Rome one.   Manchester's Metrolink goes from strength to strength with admirable infrastructure design and operation.  What is especially noticeable for a visitor from Blackpool is the almost silent running on street track, expecially ove...

October 12, 2018

Two amazing images taken this week by Colin MacLeod from a vantage point overlooking the Talbot Road Dickson Road junction.   Tracks have now been inserted

curving from Talbot Road to the entry point on the Wilko property providing a marvellous s...

Taking benefit from checking out the roof of Centenary 641 this week Colin MacLeod took the opportunity to record two of Blackpool's sponsored trams in service yesterday.

Blackpool Transport's by now fragile (heritage) Inspectors 'Office' functioning...

October 10, 2018

A remarkably warm and sunny morning saw Colin MacLeod take advantage of the weather to carry out housekeeping on the roof of Centenary 641 which has stood through winter and summer extremes at the Pleasure Beach.  Essential weatherproofing is needed...

October 8, 2018

The new title 'Broadway to Blackpool' by Rigby Road Publishing is now with the printer and we are expecting copies next week.  

Preliminary work is now underway for the Blackpool bus book.

Talbot Road continues to reveal its secrets as contractors...

October 4, 2018

Contractors are now immensely busy completing track installation on Talbot Road.  Work is also beginning on preparing ground for the double track junction leading into Talbot Square from the Promenade tramway.  However the most impressive activity pr...

October 3, 2018

Two less familiar trams on the Fylde coast having their centre entrances covered over this week ahead of the winter's deprivations.

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Working to conserve for display, trams and artefacts of the longstanding coastal tramway serving Blackpool, Thornton Cleveleys and Fleetwood.

 

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